Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


A War Widow's Story

Sadly, this woman's story could be that of me had Army of Dad re-enlisted back in 1998 when he got out of the Army

I weeped as I read this story and for a while afterwards. I just can't imagine what I'd do if I lost my husband. This woman was seven months pregnant when she got the news of his death. I kept thinking about how emotional I was when I was pregnant. Your hormones are all out of kilter anyway and to get news like that has to be so overwhelming that I'm surprised the woman could survive at all.

I may bitch about my husband and want to smack him with a 2x4 from time to time, but I honestly think I'd fall apart if I lost him. I guess I'd pick myself up off the floor and hold it all together for the sake of the children, but it would be one of the most impressive pieces of acting possible!

God love these widows and their children for THEIR sacrifices.


  • At 11:48 AM, December 01, 2004, Blogger Gadfly said…

    Wow. That was a pretty emotional feature. Well written, I thought.

  • At 1:18 PM, December 01, 2004, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    As a writing snob, I was very impressed that USA Today did such a good job on it. It was fair and balanced and didn't portray these military dependents as ignorant fools being duped my the government. It showed war for what it is - ugly and brutal with too many victims.

    I was very pleased with USA Today.

  • At 8:53 AM, December 02, 2004, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    It was a sad article and I was crying for a while thinking about it. The woman in the story was a lot like me - a single mom, a little older than her husband and starting a new family with him - EXACTLY like me and Army of Dad. I can just empathize with her too much.

    And, I did hear that Sgt. Hook is home. Hua! He will be heading to Sgt. Major school in Texas, I imagine, pretty soon.


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